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University of Iowa News Release

May 25, 2004

Fort Dodge Student Honored With Top UI Award

Nate Green, a University of Iowa graduate from Fort Dodge, was recently honored with the Hancher-Finkbine Undergraduate Student Medallion, one of the most prestigious awards given to University of Iowa students.

Awards were presented at the Finkbine Dinner in the Iowa Memorial Union on April 27. The event began in 1917 to honor campus leaders and give them an opportunity to meet administrators, faculty, fellow students and alumni. The dinner is named after William O. Finkbine, a Des Moines businessman and an 1880 UI law graduate.

The tradition of awarding Hancher-Finkbine medallions began in 1964. The awards, which recognize outstanding leadership, learning and loyalty, are named after Finkbine and Virgil M. Hancher, who served as president of the UI from 1940 to 1964. Nominations for the student awards are solicited from recognized student organizations and collegiate deans.

Green is a senior political science and pre-law major. He is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship, has been on the President's List and Dean's List and received numerous academic awards and honors, including the Nile Kinnick Scholarship and the Bill and John Fenton Scholarship. A member of the Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa, this year he was a state finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. He recently received an Iowa Research Experience for Undergraduates research grant. A leader and student advocate, Green just completed a term as president of the UI Student Government, has been vice president of Order of Omega and vice president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Last semester he was selected as one of 10 student body presidents to attend Project Interchange Seminars in Israel.

Awards were presented by UI President David Skorton.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A photo of Green receiving his award from Skorton can be downloaded from the University News Service Web site at http://www.uiowa.%7Eournews/2004/may/images/052504nate-green-hr.jpg.

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